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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 28, 2007 12:43pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Yes, they are mpeg2. The .vobs are the video files. The first of these is the menu. The other two are the movie itself. If the disk is not encrypted, you should be able to copy these video files to a temporary folder and join them to a single file. In Windows, this can be done by opening a command window and typing

cd c:\temp
copy /b vts_01_1.vob + vts_01_2.vob movie.mpeg

where movie.mpeg is the mpeg2 destination file. C:\temp is the folder containing the .vob files.

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Poster: johnshearing Date: Apr 30, 2007 8:41am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hi jonc,

>
copy /b vts_01_1.vob + vts_01_2.vob movie.mpeg
<

Thanks for your help. I used your command line to concatenate the two files. Unfortunately, the windows media player on my computer gives an error message when I try to play the new file with the mpeg extension. It tells me that the correct codec is not installed. So I renamed the file to have a vob extension and the new concatenated file played just fine. So when I transfer the file to Archive.org, what file extension should I use?

Thanks, John

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Poster: johnshearing Date: Apr 30, 2007 9:20am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hi jonc,

I deleted the source files from the directory where I have the newly concatenated file with the vob extension. Unfortunately, the file no longer plays on my media player. I guess this means that the newly concatenated file is somehow dependant on the other files that were in the directory. So my concern is that if I post only the newly concatenated file, it will not be viewable.

What must I do?

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Apr 30, 2007 9:54am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Try going in and (re)deriving in item manager. It may create the files you need.

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Poster: johnshearing Date: May 3, 2007 10:39am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hi Telephone Toughguy,

Thank you for helping.

The documentary plays fine.

It is posted at

http://www.archive.org/details/Suffering_In_Palestine

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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 30, 2007 10:26am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Did you include the /b switch? This is important, it concatenates them as binary.

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Poster: johnshearing Date: May 3, 2007 10:36am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hi Jonc,

Thank you so much for your help.

The documentary plays fine.

It is posted at

http://www.archive.org/details/Suffering_In_Palestine